After the mandatory Corona break, the Zugspitze should be back on the slopes from today. But not every skier is allowed to use the lifts and mountain railways.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen – After a good one and a half year break in the corona pandemic, skiing is due to start on the Zugspitze (2962 meters) today.
For the first time, lifts will be running again and skiers will be able to make their turns on groomed slopes. The ski area is the first of this winter season to open in Germany.
Only those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered are initially allowed to climb onto the mountain railways on Germany’s highest mountain. In Bavaria the disaster applies again, the hospital traffic light is red. The cabins drive a maximum of two thirds of the guests – for more distance.
How that will be in other German ski areas is still open. With skiing days in Austria it gets more difficult: Almost all of the neighboring country is classified as high-risk areas, there are stricter travel regulations.
The incidences are also rising rapidly in Germany. According to the lift operators, you are guided by the official requirements. However, there is a lack of planning security because the rules are constantly changing. The Association of German Cable Cars and T-bar lifts put the losses of its members in the past season at an estimated 99 million euros. dpa